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    [John Ford. The Broken Heart. A Tragedy. Acted By the King's Maiesties Servants at the private House in the Black-Friers. London: Printed by J[ohn] B[eale] for Hugh Beeston, and are to be sold at his Shop, neere the Castle in Corne-hill, 1633]. First edition. Dedication signed: John Ford. Small quarto (6.75 x 4.875 inches; 171 x 123 mm). [76] (of [80]) pages. Signatures: A4 (-A1, 2) B-K4 (A3 misprinted as A2). The first leaf is blank. Lacking the title leaf, but the text of the title-page neatly supplied in manuscript in black ink on a preliminary blank. A3 printed out of kilter, with resultant loss of some text to the outer margin. Appears to be missing either the colophon or possibly a second dedication leaf before the main text. The play itself though is textually complete. Stationers' Register: Entered 28 March [1633]. Decorative woodcut and typographic head-pieces; decorative woodcut initials.

    Bound in nineteenth-century purple vertically ribbed cloth. Label on front cover: "Warrington Museum and Library, L." Binding worn; cloth faded around the edges. Final leaves frayed around the edges.

    ESTC S102460; Greg 480 (II, pp. 627-628); STC (2nd ed.) 11156; Wise, Ashley Library, II, pp. 127-128. Property from the Estate of Robert (Bobby) Palazzo, Westlake Village, CA.


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